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Primitively designed and luridly colored, this is your one-stop resource for
architectural events taking place in the Chicago area.

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Chicago's Green Roof Test Plots

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Peter T. Mulvaney, Senior Environments Scientist, and Richard Bollinger, Environmental Scientist, MWH Americas, Inc.

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

The Ethics of Modernism: The Smithsons and Aldo van Eyck in the 1950's and 60's

6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Archeworks - 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free Event

Lecture by Annie Pedreet, Canadian architect now teaching architectural history and theory at the College of Architecture at IIT, on the third generation group of modern architects that would come to be known as Team 10, also members of CIAM, their critique of modernism, and insistence that the future of modern architecture lay in returning to its ethical premise of 'being of its day' that changed the values of modern architecture, ensuring its continued relevance to contemporary practice.

Please RSVP Online or call 312/867.7254 x13

Young Architects 8th Annual Holiday Party

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario St.
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum and IMI
Free event
Learning units: life experience only

Information: info@aiachicago.org, or phone 312/670-7770

 

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Monthly meeting. 12:45 P.M., 33 N. LaSalle, Room 1600
Note: Permit Review Committee meets after Landmarks Commission - estimated start time 1:30 P.M.
Open to the public
December agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

Chicago Architecture: Ten Visions - Meet the 10 designers

4:30-5:30 P.M. -Regenstein Hall, The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Building, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with suggested museum admission

Meet the 10 architects behind this new exhibition. Each architect - Jeanne Gang, Douglas Garofalo, Ralph Johnson, Ronald Krueck, Margaret McCurry, Eva Maddon, Katerina Ruedl Ray, Elva Rubio, Joe Valerio and Xavier Vendrell will be stationed at his/her installation to personally answer questions.

Information: Art Institute of Chicago 312/443-3600

Chicago Architecture: Visions for the Future

6:00 P.M. -Fullerton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
$10 for Architecture & Design Society members; $15.00 for general public

Panel discussion led by Stanley Tigerman, exhibit master planner, with the participation of Daniel Freidman, Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Martha Thorne, Associate Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago and the 10 architects behind the Chicago Architecture: Visions for the Future exhibition: Jeanne Gang, Douglas Garofalo, Ralph Johnson, Ronald Krueck, Margaret McCurry, Eva Maddon, Katerina Ruedl Ray, Elva Rubio, Joe Valerio and Xavier Vendrell.

Information: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago Reservations are highly recommended and may be made by calling 312/443.7300 by November 30, 2004. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the door.

Renewable Energy: Solar

9:00 - 11:00 A.M.. -Center for Green Technology; 445 N. Sacremento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event; pre-registration required

Spire Solar Chicago, which manufacturers solar panels inside Chicago Green Tech, will present seminar on solar power and how it relates to Chicago's energy needs.

Register at: greentech@cityofchicago.org or call 312/746.9642

Excavating Requirements Near Adjacent Structures

5:15 P.M cash bar; 6:00 P.M. dinner; 7:00 P.M, program.. -410 Club in the Wrigley Building, 410 North Michigan
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$40 for SEAOI members; $45 for non-members. Reservations required.

Stan Kaderbeck, Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Buildings, will talk about issues asscoated with excavations for new construction adjacent to existing buildings with shallow foundation systems.

Registrations: Donna Childs at 312/372.4198

Falling Glass: Problems and Solutions in Contemporary Architecture

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Patrick Loughran, author and architect, Lohan Caprile Goettsch

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

 

Tour: Roofline Recreation

3:30 - 5:00 pm - Carson's lobby, 33 S. State Street
Sponsor: Historic Resources PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Carson Pirie Scott is getting its cornice back. What kind of research and planning preceeded the work, and how is it progressing? Robert Score, AIA, McClier will talk on Louis Sullivan's department store and then lead a site tour. Wear work boots and wear a hard hat. Limited to 40 participants.

Register on-line. Information: info@aiachicago.org, or phone 312/670-7770

Chicago Women in Architecture - Annual Party and Scholarship Fundraiser

6:00 Reception; 6:45 Presentation, Prairie Avenue Bookshop, 418 South Wabash, Chicago
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
$20.00 CWA members; $25.00 non-members

Author Roberta Feldman will discuss and sign her recently published book, Dignity of Residence, Women Resident's Activism in Chicago Public Housing

RSVP at RSVP@cwarch.org or call 312/409.8855

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Brininstool +Lynch: Process

11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., I space Gallery, 230 West Superior, Second Floor
Free exhibition

Opening day for exhibition of current projects from Chicago architecture firm Brininstool + Lynch represented in drawings, models, photographs and installations of building details. Through January 29, 2005

Information:i Space

 

Architecture in Focus: Art and Architecture through the lens of two photographers

6:30 P.M., I Space Gallery, 230 West Superior, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free Event

After apprenticing together at Hedrich Blessing 27 years ago, Nick Merrick and Greg Murphey selected separate paths for their careers. One became a principal of a renowned architectural photography firm, the other founded a successful independent studio. Is film photography dead? Has the digitial revolution created a new photographic art? What is the Art; the digital file or the media it is printed or projected upon?

Information: Chicago Architectural Club

Chicago Community Development Commission

Monthly meeting. 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers
Open to the public

December 2004 Community Develpment Commission agenda

Envifronment PIA Green Holiday Get-Together

5:30 pm - HarleyEllis, 401 W. Superior St.
Sponsor: Environment PIA
Non-member price: $15.00

Bring a dish to share and join in reflecting on the past year, both within the PIA and the world. Also check out the latest in energy-efficient lighting for office space as implemented by and in HarleyElli' newly expanded administrative office and conference center.

Register on-line. Information: info@aiachicago.org, or phone 312/670-7770

 

Planning and Urban Affairs PIA Holiday Luncheon

12:00 pm -Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor
Sponsor: Planning and Urban Affairs PIA
Member and non-member price: $20.00, collection at event. Business attire required.

Celebrate the achievements of this year with friends and colleagues.

Reservations (by November 24) and information: Tom Donalek

Restoration of S.R. Crown Hall, Mies's National Historic Landmark

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Mark Sexton, Krueck and Sexton; Donna Robertson, Dean of the College of Architecture at IIT; and Justine Jentes, director of marketing, Mies van der Rohe Society

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

AIA Chicago Annual Meeting

5:00 pm reception; 6:00 program - University Club, 76 East Monroe Street, Monroe and Michigan Rooms
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Members $10; guests accompanying members $15.00

WTTW producer and Chicago Architecture Foundation tour guide Geoffrey Baer will reveal some the secrets of making architecture compelling to television audiences, as well show video highlights of his past work, talk about his upcoming projects, and give tips on how architects and planners can pitch ideas for television coverage.

Reservations requested by December 10. Reserve on-line at: AIA Chicago

Fire Door Hardware and Positive Pressure Testing

12:00 p.m. - Chicago Bar Association, 312 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: Technical Issues PIA
Non-member price: $15.00.

Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase lunch ticket in first floor shop.)

Register on-line Information: info@aiachicago.org, or phone 312/670-7770

The Richard Nickel Archives

12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Free Event

Ward Miller, executive director of The Richard Nickel Committee, will explore the poignant and dramatic images in Nickel's body of work.

Information: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois; 312/922.1742

Chicago Plan Commission

Monthly meeting. 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers
Open to the public

December 2004 Plan Commission agenda

Archeworks Fall Semester Student Critique and Review

5:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury Street at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
$5.00 Donation requested for Dinner

Students at Chicago's alternative design school will discuss their projects and report on research and development to date. Projects include An Investigation of Why Good Design is withheld from Certain Segments of Society; Sustainability - Proposals for the office furniture industry. Haworth Inc. ; Perception - "false security" and the re-design of helmets; and Illinois Main Street program, Waukegan.

Information:Archeworks RSVP online or by calling 312/867.7254 ext. 13

 

 


     

 

 


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